Western Canadian Select

What is Western Canadian Select?

Western Canadian Select is a Hardisty based blend of conventional and oilsands production managed by Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus Energy, Suncor Energy, and Talisman Energy. Argus has launched daily volume-weighted average price indexes for Western Canadian Select (WCS) and will publish this index in the daily Argus Crude and Argus Americas Crude publications.

Most Recent Sample Comments

WCS-002, Feb 1, 2017

The February 1st sample of Western Canadian Select saw slightly reduced MCR while C4 x C7 concentrations were increased. Merged simulated distillation results are included.

Last 6 Samples // Monthly Reports



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Basic Analysis

Property

Most Recent Sample

6 Month Average

1 Year Average

5 Year Average

Density (kg/m3)

923.2

930.6

928.3

928.0

Gravity (oAPI)

21.6

20.4

20.8

20.9

Sulphur (wt%)

3.49

3.63

3.59

3.51

MCR (wt%)

9.30

9.68

9.50

9.69

Sediment (ppmw)

255

244

245

249

TAN (mgKOH/g)

1.12

1.14

1.11

0.99

Salt (ptb)

19.0

19.2

19.1

27.0

Nickel (mg/kg)

55.8

59.0

57.4

59.0

Vanadium (mg/kg)

131.0

143.0

141.5

141.0

Olefins (wt%)

-

-

-

ND


*ND indicates a tested value below the instrument threshold.


DHA Analysis


Attribute

Value

Initial Boiling Point ( oC )

-11.72

Flash Point ( oC )

< -30

Class

3

Packing Group

1

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Property (vol%)

Most Recent Sample

6 Month Average

1 Year Average

5 Year Average

C3-

0.11

0.08

0.09

0.07

Butanes

2.94

2.53

2.54

2.15

Pentanes

7.23

4.90

5.08

5.27

Hexanes

4.66

3.62

3.75

4.06

Heptanes

4.22

2.81

2.82

2.81

Octanes

1.73

1.94

2.12

2.03

Nonanes

1.23

1.47

1.63

1.50

Decanes

-

0.74

0.78

0.76


BTEX

Property (vol%)

Most Recent Sample

6 Month Average

1 Year Average

5 Year Average

Benzene

0.16

0.12

0.10

0.14

Toluene

0.34

0.25

0.21

0.26

Ethyl Benzene

0.06

0.05

0.04

0.05

Xylenes

0.40

0.30

0.25

0.26


Distillation

TBP

ASTM D2892 & D5236

HTSD

ASTM D7169